Reintegration guidance after incapacity for work
Have you experienced incapacity for work at your current employer and are you looking for a different position?
Employees who have experienced incapacity for work in their present position and are looking for a suitable place of work within the organisation or beyond.
Short Career Advice
Thinking ahead. What could your next career step be?
I experienced the couple of sessions I had as supportive and insightful.
For UvA staff and employees from other organisations who want to remain optimally employable or who are not sure if they are in the right position for them. For UvA staff this service is included in their CAO and can be used once every two years and working for at least 1 year at the UvA.
From passive to active role.
Employees who could use new tools and insights to help them in their work.
Coaching aimed at revealing and cultivating talents. This programme is based on a coaching plan, drawn up by the employee and the coach. The requirements of the department can be incorporated in the coaching plan.
Are you leaving your current employer, for whatever reason?
Employees looking for a position outside their present organisation.
- If required: coming to terms with unpleasant work experiences.
- Inventory of wishes, motivations, interests, qualities, hindrances and gaps in education/training; optional career choice test.
- Training for job application skills: CV, application letters, job interviews.
- Approaching the labour market: networking and job applications.
Launch your Career
The training is best suited when you are about to start your final year of employment.
Extremely helpful to broaden your horizon and realize the grand (and great) world outside academia; helps to realize what your strengths are (instead of always focusing on the criticism); provided much insight in how your PhD degree offers a valuable transferable skills toolkit! The course included great exercises to realize how easily networking can be done!
The Career Orientation Course is for PhD candidates and Postdocs who are about to start their final year of employment*. You can also participate if you are a PhD student or postdoc at another university or research institute. Each group consists of a maximum of 12 people, creating a safe environment where personal experiences and ideas can be shared.
End of Employment
What are your rights and duties while receiving unemployment benefit? How can ProActief assist you in your return to the labour market?
Only for UvA staff with a temporary employment contract, such as PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers with a temporary contract etc.
What a good CV, I must speak to this candidate...
Did you know that your CV is read in 15 seconds? That's how long you have to convince the reader that you are the ideal candidate for the vacancy in question. How can you ensure that the contents and layout of your CV are so convincing that it stands out from the rest?
The way to find work
Anyone looking for a new job or assignments.
The ins and outs of the LinkedIn professional network, using the book Career Management via LinkedIn:
- Creating a profile.
- Networking via LinkedIn.
- Introduction to the way in which recruiters and recruitment and selection agencies use LinkedIn and how to use this to your advantage.
Job Interview Skills
About first impressions, 'selling' your good points while remaining true to yourself.
During individual sessions with the ProActief adviser you have discussed who you are, what you can do and what you want in your career. You have also polished up your CV and job application letter. Now you just need to focus on your job interview skills.
The DISC test
Would you like a better understanding of your own behavioural preferences and those of others?
For UvA staff and staff of other organisations, managers and teams who want to learn to assess people's behavioural preferences. This understanding will enable you to meet people's personal needs better, to gain a better appreciation of the differences in others and to build mutual trust.